Learning From Paul’s Letter to the Colossians

 

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What my learning life looks like currently

Ahh, the life of a student! So many people think that college kids have it easy. Well, I’m here to tell ya, that is not the case…especially for those of us who are non-traditional students trying to juggle a million roles at once. Although I will admit this has been a stressful week for me (falling slightly behind on assignments due to the holiday weekend as well as personal obligations), I have to say that I really look forward to my blogging time now. This independent learning project has almost become an outlet for me, a place of peace and quiet and reflection, a stress-reliever, if you will. I find myself dreading picking up my Bible and study guide to begin preparing for my next blog but the moment I begin, its like a gust of fresh air comes blowing across my soul. Considering that I am obviously a spiritual person and due to the fact that I chose my ILP subject to be the Bible, you might say its like a spiritual experience or that God is speaking to me ever so quietly…and I believe this to be so.

So, what have I done so far in regards to this learning project? Well, for starters, I have mentally prepared myself for the commitment this involves but also for the ability to study what I choose. Yes, that is an adjustment because most instructors choose for you. Secondly, I have allotted myself a certain amount of time with which to spend studying my topic and with which to write and post these blogs. Rather than telling myself that I HAVE to spend so much time on the project, I ALLOW myself this time. This makes it much easier for me to accept and carry through. I have also made sure that before I dive into scripture for my study, I pray. I ask God to give me wisdom, insight, and the right words with which to share what I’ve learned. It seems like something simple to pick up a Bible and just start reading but without God’s guidance, there can come grave misunderstandings about the meaning of those words. Likewise, when I have completed my study time, I pray, asking God to help me to retain the knowledge He has given me and to help me turn words into actions.

What am I thinking? Quite honestly, I am thinking that maybe I should continue with this project even after the semester is over and I have completed this #diglitclass. We are only into the 3rd week and already, I have benefited immensely and continue learning on a daily basis. I feel that this class alone has re-launched my desire to learn, to be creative, reflective, and forward-facing. On that note, I am ready to begin the next blog so tune into my study on Colossians 2!

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  1. I like that you’re “allowing” yourself to have your personal ILP time. As the semester wears on, it’s obvious when the novelty of an ILP begins to wear off. I find students stop doing any real research or being excited by some new aspect or sharing real “learning” in their projects, in the end. 🙂 Nevertheless, granting yourself a release time to get into what interests you is a helpful approach that can allow you to stay focused on the big picture.

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Read A Little

Dream A Little

Digital Mutterings

Jalynn McClure

the dirigible plum

A Blog about Learning, Teaching, Writing, and Reading

Love Learning....

Campaigning for better education...

@LeadingLearner

Fascinated by leading and learning

Pragmatic Education

*Ideas are the currency of the 21st century*

Stack of Marking

Where the world comes to learn about me and my fabulous teaching.

alondramunoz

Children's literature

Standing on the Edge

"Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty."

Inputs on Children's Learning Interactions

"Educators are the only people who lose sleep over other people's children." -Nicholas Ferroni

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